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Assistant Professor, Theatre-Voice, Acting, Directing, and Musical Theatre
University of Wyoming


Date Posted Jan. 3, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Theatre-Voice, Acting, Directing, and Musical Theatre
University University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, United States
Department Theatre and Dance
Application Deadline Jan. 23, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
 
 

JOB PURPOSE:

The candidate will teach courses in acting and performance, voice and speech and must have an additional area of expertise such as movement, styles, intimacy training, devising, or work in digital formats. The candidate will contribute to UW Theatre & Dance production season, with a yearly directing assignment and offer support in Musical Theatre and teach in an additional area of expertise.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching Acting and Performance classes, complete yearly directing responsibility to fulfill creative activity/research requirement, advise and mentor students, provide service to the Department, University, and Professional discipline.

COMPETENCIES:

Evidence of successful teaching at the university, conservatory or pre-professional level in performance, or theatre-making, voice, speech or musical theatre, as well as one additional area of expertise. Demonstrated application of current pedagogical trends.

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position requires the successful candidate to be available to work on campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

M.F.A. in Acting, Directing or Musical Theatre or similar performance degree with considerable professional and/or academic experience
A record of excellence in teaching, especially in the field of acting, vocal training, and/or musical theater support with at least one other area which distinguishes the candidate
Artistic and/or scholarly activity, especially in the field of acting and directing, vocal training, and/or musical theater
Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated teaching experience in acting, voice, and speech, musical theatre voice at the university, conservatory or pre-professional level, and application of current pedagogical trends in theatre and voice
Professional experience in the candidate’s discipline
Demonstrated directing experience
Certification or other areas of vocal training (e.g. Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Somatic VoiceworkTM, Linklater Voice®)
Experience in movement, styles, intimacy training, devising or work in digital formats
The ability to mentor and collaborate with a diverse range of students and to contribute to their training and development as professional artists and citizens of the world
An active professional career with industry connections, union affiliation or certification

IDEAL CANDIDATE MAY ALSO POSSESS:

Secondary expertise in one or more of the following: audition/showcase preparation, directing, new works, cabaret, non-European genres/styles, social justice theatre, immersive theatre or other areas unique to the applicant
Experience with student recruitment as well as auditioning and career advice for current students
Experience with engaged learning opportunities such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival or study abroad programming
At least two years of academic experience; experience in general theatre education; experience integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies and new digital technologies into the curriculum
Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable and ability to work collegially with others in service to the University
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of the University of Wyoming liberal arts mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with socio-economically diverse students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. In keeping with the University’s mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE:

The Department of Theatre & Dance is dedicated to preparing students for meaningful lives as artists, scholars, and educators by providing a rigorous, vibrant, creative, and academic environment in which we mentor them for an artistic life in a diverse world. We promote artistic curiosity, exploration, innovation, experimentation, risk-taking, and cross-discipline collaboration as we inspire our students, and the people of Wyoming to reflect, think, and engage in the issues of our life and times. We enrich the cultural life of Wyoming by staging a wide range of high-quality performances, workshops, conferences, and events that showcase our students, faculty, and guest artists’ talents and creative work. We bring the world of theatre and dance to Wyoming, and Wyoming to the world. http://www.uwyo.edu/thd/. Please see our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: http://www.uwyo.edu/thd/diversity/index.html

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. For further inquiries, please email Search Committee Chair: Dr. Cecilia J. Aragón, Professor, ccaragon@uwyo.edu.

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 01/23/2022 will receive full consideration.

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


  • The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page. UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.
    Please see Theatre and Dance statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: http://www.uwyo.edu/thd/diversity/index.html


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Dr. Cecilia J. Aragon
    Theatre and Dance
    University of Wyoming
    1000 E. University Avenue
    Laramie, WY 82071
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  • ccaragon@uwyo.edu

 

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